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Equinae is a subfamily of the family Equidae, which live worldwide (except Indonesia and Australia) from the Hemingfordian stage of the Early Miocene to present (20.6—0 mya) and in existence for approximately 20.6 million years.[1]

Equinae
Temporal range: Early Miocene–present
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Przewalski's horse
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Perissodactyla
Family: Equidae
Subfamily: Equinae
Tribes

Equini
Hipparionini

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TaxonomyEdit

Equinae was named by Steinmann and Döderlein in 1890 and was considered monophyletic by MacFadden (1998).[2]

SubtaxaEdit

The subfamily contains two tribes the Equini and the Hipparionini, as well as two unplaced genera Merychippus and Scaphohippus.

Sister taxaEdit

ResourcesEdit

  1. ^ Paleobiology Database: Equinae basic info.
  2. ^ B. J. MacFadden. 1998. Equidae. In C. M. Janis, K. M. Scott, and L. L. Jacobs (eds.), Evolution of Tertiary Mammals of North America